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  • www.trollart.com: Ketchikan artist Ray Troll has created a website that carries you deep into his mind, which is full of odd and resonant humor about the evolution of fish, man, and our common relations. His vibrantly colored art makes it an aesthetic journey.
  • www.adfg.state.ak.us: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game posts valuable information for anyone interested in fishing, hunting, wildlife-watching, or just learning about creatures. Everyone from children to wildlife biologists will find something at their level. Try www.wildlife.alaska.gov for information about where to go and how to see Alaska's wild animals.
  • www.gi.alaska.edu: The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks maintains a fascinating and cool site filled with real-time earth science information about Alaska, such as aurora predictions, volcano watches, earthquake and tsunami updates, rocketry, and space science.
  • www.adn.com: The Anchorage Daily News site has been widely visited since former Gov. Sarah Palin's rise to national prominence. It's the place to look for the latest on her career, the rest of the crazy Alaska political scene, and a good deal of handy travel and outdoor information as well, including blogs by writers from around the state.
  • Some of Alaska's Liveliest Current Blogs: Alaska Dispatch (www.alaskadispatch.com), a journalist-written news channel with opinions mostly from the liberal side. The Alaska Standard (www.thealaskastandard.com) provides the conservative counterpoint. From Wasilla, www.progressivealaska.blogspot.com mixes observations on art with unabashedly controversial commentary on current events. Businessman Andrew Halcro's www.andrewhalcro.com often scoops local media with hard news and generally presents a firm grasp of facts and numbers.
  • Favorite Small-Town Sites: Small-town Alaska newspapers, and people in communities too small to have a newspaper, communicate through the Internet; visitors to these sites can vicariously experience the pleasures and pitfalls of remote living, which can be touching and hilarious. Check www.alaskanewspapers.com, which covers several far-flung towns, Ketchikan's www.sitnews.us, Nome's www.nomenugget.com, and Kotzebue's www.cityofkotzebue.com.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.